Prince Harry had a very different, and meaningful, perspective on parenthood at this year’s WellChild Awards. While delivering a poignant speech at the annual awards ceremony on Tuesday, Harry, 35, opened up about how this time last year, he and Meghan Markle were secretly expecting their first child together.
As he was about to recall what they were feeling as first-time parents-to-be, Harry’s emotions got the best of him and the new dad broke down in tears.
After sharing a few words expressing his overwhelming feelings of joy, the royal then put his head down and momentarily paused to collect himself and his emotions as the crowd supportively applauded him. Read on to find out more about this beautiful moment.
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Worth a tear or two
He expressed his gratitude before his voice trailed off as tears welled up in his eyes sharing the beautiful moment he and his wife, Meghan Markle we were expecting their first child.
He went on to share that he remember squeezing Meghan’s hand so tight during the awards, both of them were thinking what it would be like to be parents one day and more so, what it would be like to do everything they could to protect and help their loving child should they be born with immediate challenges or become unwell over time.
To beautiful new beginnings
Though Harry has been a patron of WellChild since 2007, this year’s ceremony was the first time he showed up as a father to 5-month-old son Archie. Meghan, 38, meanwhile, attended the awards for the first time last year.
WellChild was also one of the four charities chosen by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to benefit from the generous donations made by the public on the occasion of the birth of their son.